Today I read a letter from Ms. Carolann McConaughy from Mount Airy and had to reply. The point of her letter is that we all have an obligation to do what we can to prevent the spread of the virus.
We, the members of the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee, commend Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner for her steadfast leadership as Frederick County transitioned from Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order to a safer-at-home advisory.
The Frederick County Board of Education requested a waiver from the Maryland Department of Education to end school 12 days early, the week of June 1 — representing a more than 5 percent reduction of required student seat time. I am thankful the request was denied, and as all boards of educat…
After reading an article in the News-Post on Saturday, May 23, I decided to write to you. The COVID-19 virus has no political identity. It does not care if you are a conservative Republican or a liberal Democrat.
As we continue to keep our children safe from COVID-19 during the summer months, in which children will continue to spend more time at home than usual, it is important that we also prioritize keeping them safe in their homes.
The June 2 primary elections in Maryland are just around the corner and the citizens of our state have a unique opportunity to set an example for the nation as we prepare to vote (almost) entirely by mail for the first time. The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced states around the nation to…
County Executive Jan Gardner and her comrades in the County Council have proven once again they are not for the people. This county and the state are suffering enough due to the virus. What does our county executive and four of the council do? They increase property taxes.
I'm writing to express my disgust with Frederick County Public Schools with regards to graduation. I've tweeted and my mother sent an email to the superintendent about FCPS not holding in-person graduations.
A letter in the May 12 News-Post blames President Trump's "ignorance and arrogance" for his musings (as Dr. Birx characterized them) to the medical community about the possible internal use of ultraviolet light and chemical disinfectants in the fight against COVID-19. At least the writer did…
I greatly appreciate the interest that the Frederick News-Post has shown in highlighting the arts in Frederick. The article about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Weinberg Center for the Arts that appeared in this week's 72 Hours written by Mallory Panuska is a good example of keep…
About the May 13 Board of Education meeting, I would like to address the comment by Liz Barrett (with concurrence by other members of the Board) that “Our teachers are not providing formal instruction, they’re providing information to support distance learning.” [FNP Online, updated]. Nuance…
It is with great sadness that I read what some members of the Frederick County Board of Education think of the hard work the teachers of FCPS have been doing for the two months.
As a registered dental hygienist in the state of Maryland for almost 36 years, practicing in Frederick County for the last 21, I would like to comment on a recent article in The News-Post, “As offices open back up, dentists hope for new policies."
As a former Catoctin High School student of Lois Jarman, I wholeheartedly encourage Frederick County residents to elect her for another term on the Board of Education. Lois has dedicated her life and career to education for all. She has advocated for students to participate in formative expe…
I have to disagree with Judge Andrew Napolitano's May 15 column where he devoted a lot of space to a single idea: that government doesn’t have the right to protect him during an pandemic. Has he paused to consider that I have a right to be protected from him and from others who don’t mind sp…
As informal learning environments, museums and sites of commemoration educate and entertain visitors of all ages and interests. In doing so, they generate significant return on investment by attracting out-of-area tourists who spend money and time in the community.
- FCPS is making excuses
- Does Blaine Young think we've forgotten?
- Bring back our manufacturing jobs to the USA
- Higher taxes, closed business
- Listening to the wrong people
- Dear FCPS, Don’t give up on me
- The president's musings
- Misinformation must be challenged
- Chaos and the POTUS
- Why the ‘Reopen Maryland’ lawsuit failed
Lately there has been much hand wringing and gnashing of teeth by politicians concerning the vulnerability of some of the more than 2 million prisoners that are incarcerated in our country’s 6,000 federal, state and local penitentiaries, prisons and/or jails. Because of the tight quarters to…
On the front page of the 72 Hours section of the Frederick News-Post on Thursday, there was a picture of the fountain in front of City Hall in downtown Frederick. In the caption, it states that the cherubs depict Cain and Abel, the first sons of Adam and Eve.
When I think about the Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education election, I want a person who has an academic background and who is caring, compassionate and concerned about the whole child.
President Trump’s decision to stockpile N95 masks is an important but misguided decision. PPE is time sensitive and can deteriorate sitting on the shelf of a warehouse. When it expires, we not only lose our investment in the material, but we lose readiness as well. It must be refreshed on an…
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Professor Sai Prakash made the point that the state electors chosen to serve as members of the Electoral College should be free to choose whomever they want and that the “Framers created the electoral system because they decided that the well-informed…
In light of recent events, the emphasis for us seniors has been on our preparedness for tackling the “new normal.” From our ability to thrive under distance learning to the enumeration of our college acceptances and accomplishments, everything seems to point back to the notion of strength. H…
If you have a teenager at home these days, and planned for them to work, you may be looking at the calendar and wondering if a summer job will be out there for them.
I urge everyone to stay the course in maintaining distances and being sensible with the upcoming easing of some of the restrictions. Our local non-essential businesses are suffering, and I have mentioned just a few of them here in Jefferson. Please support our neighbors and maybe hum a tune …
American exceptionalism is often discussed as if we are different than the rest of the world, as if we are better than anyone else. When justifying our exceptionalism we often hear about an event or a period in history when the world looked up to us.
The Associated Press article Tuesday about mental health needs for veterans needs to be expanded. Some of us are instinctively aware that after the last two months of this horrific pandemic, many Americans including veterans, will be facing mental health problems.
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